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Zipline begins safety testing of new high-performance drones

By: Elizabeth Nyaadu Adu

Zipline, the company that has tranformed health supply deliveries in the country, has started safety tests on its high-performance drones in readiness of the opening of the third and fourth distribution centres.

Since its launch in Ghana, Zipline has safely delivered over 20,000 units of blood, vaccines and critical medicines to patients in need at more than 350 health facilities over the course of more than 4,000 flights from its distribution centres at Omenako and Mpanya.

A release issued by the company at the weekend in Accra said as the company expanded to serve close to 2,000 health facilities, two other distribution centres would be opened in Vobsi in the North East Region and Sefwi Wiaso in the Western Region over the next four months.

“A key part of what will allow us to make that expansion possible and serve even more patients in need across the country is deploying a brand-new generation of drones, which flies further, faster and